Students Outline FFA Accomplishments

By Dan Bechtold, Editor

Winner High School FFA members highlighted events this past year at a sponsor’s banquet held Saturday at the Tripp County 4-H Center.

It was FFA’s way of showing their appreciation for sponsors and supports.

The evening started with a meal, followed by talks and ended with a pie and labor auction.

Luke Hennebold explained the summer ag program which culminated in showing animals at the Mid Dakota Fair.

Heather Rowe talked about the Washington Leadership Conference. Five members of the local chapter attended.

Daesha Klein explained the Run for a Reason which was held this summer. This was a 5K and a 10K with proceeds going to help a family who lost their home in a fire.

The added twist to this run was that it was turned into a color run.

Katy Lantz described the global youth institute held in Des Moines, Iowa.

Alex Schaeffer reported on the events at the national FFA convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Seventeen Winner FFA members attended.

Ryder Mortenson told of local students who ran for District 4 FFA office.

Elisabeth Duffy and Tanner Moeller reported on the successful fruit sales. With the fruit that was left over 23 boxes were given to area families.

Matt Hartley reported on the war on hunger and the challenges the participants faced.

Abigail Pajl reported on the local event for FFA Week.

Justus Gregg explained the details of the state convention in Brookings and outlined the awards the Winner chapter received.

Advisor Wyatt DeJong gave an overview of the FFA year. He noted there has been wonderful support from the community.

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